I listen to NPR. A lot. I turn it on first thing in the morning. I listen while I’m cooking dinner. I listen to it – exclusively – in the car (unless the kids want to hear some of their favorite albums). I grew to especially love WUNC – Chapel Hill’s NPR station – because of the programming they offer. When we moved to VA, one of the first things I did was find our local NPR station. Much to my dismay, 89.1 WVTF plays classical music from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Every. Single. Day.
Now, I’m not opposed to classical music; I actually like classical music. Just not for 6 hours Every. Single. Day. So I’ve taken to streaming WUNC, through the computer (if I’m in my office) or through my iPhone app (if I’m in the kitchen), so I can hear all those programs/voices that I find so comforting. (I will say this is not helping me get over my “homesickness” for Carrboro and NC.)
This week WUNC is having their fall fund drive (decidedly my least favorite aspect of NPR). Typically, during these drives I listen to NPR a lot less often (I’m such a fickle friend!), but now I have no where else to turn! What’s a girl to do?